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Framing Recommendation


Many people ask me about framing. They want to know the best way to frame their paintings. I prefer a floating frame, which means there is space between the painting and the frame so it looks like the painting is floating.



I struggled for years making them myself (oh, it was pretty bad. think toddlers, glue and popsicle sticks) until I met Katerina from Octopus Riot Design in San Francisco. I found her in an advertisement in the back of the San Francisco Open Studios booklet. What a find!


Her workshop is located in the Mission District of San Francisco. It is covered in dust and tools, wood and paintings. But don’t be fooled! The quality of her work is beautiful. She turns ordinary planks of wood into smooth, sexy, rich frames.... good enough for an original Monet! Every time I go to pick up my paintings, I squeal with delight because they look so beautiful.


She has a large collection of wood to choose from and she will custom design the frame to go with your painting. If you are not sure what would look the best, she will help you figure it out. And guess what else? He prices are way lower than the average frame shop... it's awesome. I highly recommend anyone in the Bay Area check her out. She is located in the Mission District of San Francisco. Oktopus Riot Design 744 Alabama Street, San Francisco.

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